In this major work on landscape photography, extensively illustrated in color and black and white, Liz Wells is concerned with the ways in which photographers engage with issues about land, its representation and idealization. She demonstrates how the visual interpretation of land as landscape reflects and reinforces contemporary political, social, and environmental attitudes. She also asks what is at stake in landscape photography now through placing critical appraisal of key examples of work by photographers working in, for example, the USA, in Europe, Scandinavia and Baltic areas, within broader art historical and political concerns. This illuminating book will interest readers in photography and media, geography, art history, and travel, as well as those concerned with environmental issues.
Photography: A Critical Introduction was the first introductory textbook to examine key debates in photographic theory and place them in their social and political contexts, and is now established as one of the leading textbooks in its field. Written especially for students in higher education and for introductory college courses, this fully revised edition provides a coherent introduction to the nature of photographic seeing. Individual chapters cover: Key debates in photographic theory and history Documentary photography and photojournalism Personal and popular photography Photography and the human body Photography and commodity culture Photography as art This revised and updated fifth edi...
Formerly a British colony, the island of Cyprus is now a divided country, where histories of political and cultural conflicts, as well as competing identities, are still contested. Cyprus provides the ideal case study for this innovative exploration, extensively illustrated, of how the practice of photography in relation to its political, cultural and economic contexts both contributes and responds to the formation of identity. Contributors from Cyprus, Greece, the UK and the USA, representing diverse disciplines, draw from photography theory, art history, anthropology and sociology to explore how the island and its people have been represented photographically. They reveal how the different...
The imagery in The Submerged was produced within Mid-Wales in a coastal and hilly area existing at the end of the railway line. Sank became intrigued by the way both structures and people interacted with the urban and natural make-up of this environment. She was drawn towards a sense of grittiness and resolution within the geological and architectural fabric of the place, something so often mimicked in the light, color, dramatic skies and the human performance within.
Jorma Puranen (born 1951) is one of Finland's best-known photographers. For his latest series, Icy Prospects, inspired by the fascination of great explorers (and today's tourists) with the Arctic landscape, Puranen painted a wooden board with black, high-gloss acrylic and then took long exposures of the landscapes mirrored in its surface. The results are extremely painterly impressions of nature, in which ground, brushstroke and reflection intermingle.
The Photography Reader is a comprehensive introduction to theories of photography; its production; and its uses and effects. Including articles by photographers from Edward Weston to Jo Spence, as well as key thinkers like Roland Barthes, Victor Burgin and Susan Sontag, the essays trace the development of ideas about photography. Each themed section features an editor's introduction setting ideas and debates in their historical and theoretical context. Sections include: Reflections on Photography; Photographic Seeing; Coding and Rhetoric; Photography and the Postmodern; Photo-digital; Documentary and Photojournalism; The Photographic Gaze; Image and Identity; Institutions and Contexts.
Have you ever wondered what happens when you drop your beloved pet off at doggy day care, or when you go on holiday and take them to the dog boarder? Well Jack, a scruffy, kind, brave young pup of debatable breed, will fill you in, along with the help of his friend The Major, a trusty, straight talking, rather rotund British Bulldog. When their owners, Anne and Bill Jacobs, decide to open up their farmhouse, The Grange, to take care of doggies, the adventure begins. With each new boarder comes a new tale, from the singing trio of Dachshunds, the cheeky cockney Jack Russell and his mate Beany, a retired Greyhound, to the stunt dogs Arnie the Staff and Jackie, the Kung Fu Pug. Do you talk to your Chihuahua, Frenchie or German Shepherd and wonder what they could say if they could answer you, read Tails of the Grange and all will be revealed! You won't believe the mischief they can get up to in your absence. Think they're bored....well think again! This heartwarming doggy encounter will make you laugh in one chapter and bite your nails in suspense at the next. Your children will urge you on to read the next page to discover what happens, and you'll secretly want to find out yourself!
This book is a collection of six papers from the 2004 Land/Water and Surface symposium. These works contribute both to contemporary academic debates within artist and curatorial practices, and to understanding within related areas of experience and knowledge. Central themes include: sustainability; representation of change, journey, place and visual practice; West Country and regional specificity. There is particular focus on coast as a littoral space, and interest in exploring relations between site-theme-art process-narrative. The collection also includes material about the Land/Water Research group, the programme for the 2005 symposium and speaker biographies illustrations, and a poem by Thomas A Clark written especially for the occasion.